Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Bt Group Plc LSE:BT.A London Ordinary Share GB0030913577 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 160.30 418,477 08:05:03
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160.20 160.35 160.95 160.25 160.45
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Fixed Line Telecommunications 21,331.00 1,804.00 14.80 10.8 15,898
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
08:05:12 O 36 160.3041 GBX

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Bt Daily Update: Bt Group Plc is listed in the Fixed Line Telecommunications sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker BT.A. The last closing price for Bt was 160.30p.
Bt Group Plc has a 4 week average price of 152.90p and a 12 week average price of 152.90p.
The 1 year high share price is 206.60p while the 1 year low share price is currently 95.40p.
There are currently 9,917,550,606 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 38,152,058 shares. The market capitalisation of Bt Group Plc is £15,897,833,621.42.
careful: Trying to understand Dark Pool trading. This allows large institution to trade large numbers of shares without effecting the market price. It is legal. BT must be suffering from this fiddle/scam. That 2 different large investors could accumulate such large holdings whilst the share price is struggling at stupidly low prices. I am happy to hold BT because it is worth a lot more than this current market price. The pricing of shares is crazy and bares no relationship to the value of many companies. We have AMC Gamestop Tesla and Bitcoin just the opposite. Bitcoin is as worthless as an empty paper bag. Yet I saw Cathy Wood the champion of the insane investor crowd say that it could go up tenfold. Another called for a crypto ETF which would double the price. I will hold BT happier to own something undervalued that overvalued. We own a valuable asset here, but we have to grow up and accept that markets have never been more rigged or manipulated.
nige co: Hades, you're quite right anything could happen with the BT share price before December. However, Drahi could be purchasing BT today, I don't know how he's doing it on the quiet but history showed us that is what he previously did. The media reported that he acquired 12.1% of BT over 2 days, I'm sure most would agree that it would have been highly unlikely virtually impossible to do this over this time period, more likely 2-3 months. I will play it safe and just hold on to my BT holding, the share price may well drift lower or it may rally the closer we get to December in anticipation of Drahi's next move. It will be interesting to see how this plays out beyond December when Drahi's 6 month exclusion expires. It was rumoured in the press months before it was announced of Drahi's BT's purchase that he had approached BT regarding Openreach, he got the knock back, so his next move was to purchase 12.1% of BT making him the largest shareholder and more importantly he gets a foot in the door. Just my theory but what is obvious is Drahi wants Openreach, maybe with Deutsche Telekom & Drahi controlling almost a quarter of the shares that they may make a joint bid with Drahi getting Openreach and DT getting the rest of BT. I'm sure we all would agree that the sum of parts is worth a hell of a lot more than the current market cap of just £16 billion.
larrybling: I would like to think that OpenReach would carry all of the Capital investment for the fibre rollout, plus their nominal share of Pension deficit contribution. Leaving the ex OR BT Group with considerably less debt and long term liabilities. The new BT Group share price would be worth more than the current share price, and the new OR share price/buy out price would be worth more than current share price. Sum of the parts would be fully recognised.
nige co: BT may prove to be toughest call yet The tests are piling up for the government’s free marketeers: Advent’s £2.6 billion bid for defence outfit Ultra Electronics; Nvidia’s mooted $40 billion takeover of Arm; the £7 billion US ding-dong for Meggitt, the supplier of kit to the F35 and Typhoon fighter jets. But could there be a trickier test to come: a bid for BT, or at least a break-up offer for its broadband wing Openreach, so crucial to Boris Johnson’s “levelling up” and “digital” Britain agendas? The chances of some sort of action have risen since June’s wake-up call from Patrick Drahi, the French-Israeli billionaire behind private telecoms group Altice, who secretly snapped up a 12.1 per cent stake in an adroit coup. BT shares closed at 195.5p that day, subsequently topping £2. But Drahi can’t have missed them since dropping to 168.7p. Even there BT is a big bite, valued at £16.7 billion. And when he took his stake, Drahi said he held BT’s management “in high regard”, backed their strategy and did “not intend to make a takeover offer”. But that promise is only good for six months. And a man not spooked by debt-fuelled deals has form in wanting to own stuff outright. To boot, BT’s second biggest investor, Deutsche Telekom with 12.06 per cent, has been stirring things up. This month its boss Tim Höttges used an earnings call to declare Deutsche “a little bit kingmaker here”, while predicting an “exciting fourth quarter”. Deutsche has a board seat. But, tellingly, Drahi hasn’t asked for one. Is that to give him more room for manoeuvre come December, when new chairman Adam Crozier arrives and Drahi would be free to bid? True, it’s unclear whether he could raise the money. But Crozier’s first task looks to be establishing what BT’s two top investors are up to. And a lower BT share price doesn’t help. OK, it’s up 50 per cent from the bombed-out levels of a year ago, amid signs that investors are finally buying into the land-grab strategy of chief executive Philip Jansen: one built on a £5 billion-a-year spend to bring full fibre links to 25 million premises by December 2026 versus 5.2 million today. Share price wobbles must be expected, too, for such a capex-heavy rollout at a group with £17.8 billion net debts. Jefferies analyst Jerry Dellis attributed recent weakness to a “read across to the value of Openreach” from the latest “low” valuation of far smaller rival CityFibre. Extra competition from newly merged Virgin Media O2 won’t help either. But, on Numis forecasts, BT is now trading on an earnings multiple of 8.7 times. On the returning 7.7p dividend, the yield’s 4.6 per cent. So, not overly pricey for a group whose fibre rollout has political and regulatory support, even allowing for an £8 billion pension deficit that is looking more manageable lately. Yes, a full bid may be beyond Drahi. But you doubt he bought in to be a passive investor. Even a play for Openreach could prove an early test of the government’s new National Security and Investment Act. Https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/bt-may-prove-to-be-toughest-call-yet-x6
diku: Because the 5 tech musketeers are keeping the entire markets bubbling along...aka Apple, Microsoft, Goggle, Amazon, Facebook... America refuses to stop rising. Way over priced, everyone feels rich and happy owning these overpriced shares. It goes up because it goes up. Buyers keep buying, shortage of sellers. How wealthy they all feel because of their pension 401k investments are at record levels. It is all an illusion. The odd thing about overpriced shares is that as soon as a small % of owners sell, the share prices collapse.
careful: America refuses to stop rising. Way over priced, everyone feels rich and happy owning these overpriced shares. It goes up because it goes up. Buyers keep buying, shortage of sellers. How wealthy they all feel because of their pension 401k investments are at record levels. It is all an illusion. The odd thing about overpriced shares is that as soon as a small % of owners sell, the share prices collapse. The only safe thing to do is the opposite. Own undervalued shares such as BT and if you must, feel depressed about the share price.If you hold it does not matter what the share price is, just what is the wealth generated. But over time if you hold, the wealth created will belong to you.
nige co: BT should be broken up - just not the way its billionaire raider may want Https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2021/08/18/bt-should-broken-just-not-way-billionaire-raider-may-want/ New chairman Adam Crozier should consider a blockbuster merger of its consumer wing with ITV. BT shareholders beware: Adam Crozier has fallen for the dubious charms of an enigmatic foreign guru at least once before. As chief executive of the Football Association from 2000 to 2002, here we have the man who first brought Sven-Goran Eriksson into the English game and rhapsodised on his “absolute belief” in the pricey Swede even after he had launched into his extraordinary streak of tabloid indiscretions. Now Crozier is chairman of the board at Britain’s former state telephone monopoly as it is drawn into the orbit of its own exotic suitor, the billionaire Patrick Drahi. He is owner of a 12pc stake in BT and, it is widely assumed, has strong views about its strategy that will gain weight when he buys more shares. After too much chin-stroking under his predecessor Jan du Plessis, Crozier and the BT board do not have much time to set out a path that protects the interests of all shareholders. There are also customers, pensioners, workers, taxpayers, the emergency services and the general public to consider. All are dependent on BT and may not share the priorities of a French telecoms investor who is a tax resident in Switzerland and best known for aggressive cost-cutting, heavy borrowing against assets and taking advantage in the financial restructuring that it demands. Nevertheless, perhaps Drahi’s ongoing and energetic efforts in the political background to allay such fears will succeed. There is at least one other big BT investor who would dearly love the newcomer to buy more shares. Tim Höttges, the chief executive of Deutsche Telekom, substantially detonated any reputation he had as an international deal maker when in 2015 he accepted a 12pc stake in BT in exchange for half of the mobile operator EE. At the time of deal it was worth £5.1bn. By this time last year, as BT reached one of its periodic nadirs after various accounting scandals and regulatory disasters, Höttges would have been fortunate to get £1.3bn for the shares. Little wonder that after a slight recovery he is thrilled at the prospect of offloading to Drahi later this year when a regulatory lock-up is lifted. “I think we will see an exciting quarter four with regard to this shareholding,” Höttges told investors last week. The excitement threshold may be low in the German telecoms market, but he sounded sincere. It all means that if Crozier and Jansen do not take charge of BT’s destiny, others will certainly try. The good news for them is that despite its weak share price, BT is in many important ways better positioned than it has been for years. It is finally upgrading its broadband network to faster and more reliable fibre, at pace. It will be cheaper to run and more profitable. Meanwhile BT has just struck a new deal with pension trustees that signalled the vast funding deficit may be going into permanent retreat. Formerly dismal customer service is improving markedly. It has the best mobile network. Its CPI-linked price rises insulate it from inflation. Openreach, the broadband infrastructure, will remain an unmatchable monopoly in swathes of the country. True, real growth is hard to come by and so BT is not as highly valued as, say, the plumbing specialist Ferguson. Drahi’s solution to this, many in the City speculate, will be to demand a spin-off of Openreach. It is claimed this would allow it to attract the sort of frothy valuation that has prompted dozens of fibre broadband challengers to set up with little more than a PowerPoint presentation. There are several problems with this idea, however, chief among them the endless complications of the BT pension scheme. Here’s a better one. Crozier should instead consider a spin-off of BT’s consumer business, and merge it with his former employer ITV. Such a break-up would avoid any problems with the pension scheme or security services, which take a close interest in BT. Openreach would anyway become a “cleaner” asset for the stock market to value more generously. Separately, by escaping an organisation that retains plenty of Post Office DNA, BT’s consumer business would be free to innovate faster in digital services. For ITV a merger would deliver a solid leg-up in streaming and subscriptions, a future for which it has proved ill-equipped. Note that such a deal would not be an example of the discredited wheeze of telecoms network owners getting into TV. It would be something new built not on infrastructure ownership but customer relationships. BT’s consumer business is already in talks with ITV over a partnership in sport that may offer a proving ground. This may not be the only solution to the Drahi question but it is the sort of radicalism that is required from the BT board and its new chairman. BT is likely to be in the market for a new finance director in the not-too-distant future to replace Simon Lowth, who joined back in 2016. Few in the City would bet against Ian Griffiths, who performed the role alongside Crozier at ITV. He wouldn’t be hard to find. Griffiths is currently counting the beans at marketing data company Kantar, which is chaired by … Adam Crozier. It’s a small world. From November, Kantar’s chief executive will be Philip Jansen’s brother Chris.
rathkum: BT share price pullback overdone, says Jefferies The broker’s 12-month target price forecast is 260p. BT shares currently trade at 177p, up 0.1%. The threat to BT Group PLC (LSE:BT.A)’s Openreach business from Virgin Media (NASDAQ:VMED) O2 has been overestimated, according to Jefferies, which has reiterated its BT ‘buy’ recommendation. BT shares received a fillip in June when Altice, the telecoms group founded by French billionaire Patrick Drahi, has taken a 12.1% stake in the UK telecoms giant, since when the shares have declined by around 15%, which broker Jefferies puts down to concerns over Virgin Media O2’s (VMO2) announcement that it will upgrade 14.3mln homes to “fibre to the premises" (FTTP) by 2028. This is seen as a wholesale threat and opportunity for VMO2 to attract co-investment from Sky but Jefferies thinks Sky would have more to gain (and less to lose) by getting into bed with BT’s Openreach instead. READ BT under more pressure as Virgin Media O2 unveils fast-fibre plan “With two large BB [broadband] operators committed, could a VMO2/Sky network attract an infra investor at a valuation that would unlock a lot of cash? We would not rule out LBTY/TEF [Liberty Global and Telefonica] prioritising such a scenario over the long-run prospects of a retail business that would be severely undermined by diversifying into w/sale but we see no logical incentive for Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA)/Sky to commit itself as a VMO2 anchor tenant,” the broker said. “For Comcast, the security of Sky's increasingly streaming-focused retail activity is paramount and wholesale experiments create risk. Moreover, Openreach's FTTP overbuild of legacy cable – where Sky has just ~18% BB market share – creates a lower-risk retail opportunity,” it argued. BT’s own commitment to ramp up FTTP, announced last May, presents the possibility of a squeeze on free cash flow (FCF), which might endanger the dividend. “Our updated analysis shows BT should exit FY22/23 with £3.8bn tax losses to c/fwd, generating relief vs taxable profit for six years, protecting FCF through the whole FTTP build period,” Jefferies said. It is forecasting a dividend of 7.7p for the current fiscal year (FY), to be held through to fiscal 2024. The broker’s 12-month target price forecast is 260p.
grupo guitarlumber: EXTRACT FROM MOTELY FOOL Why is the BT share price up 25%? Manika Premsingh | Tuesday, 13th July, 2021 | And this is where the BT (LSE: BT.A) share price comes in. Managing labour relations While going over the FTSE 100 telecom and broadband company’s extensive investor bulletin released recently, its dealings with its workers’ union stood out for me. The company has managed to stall a potential strike and agreed to suspend any actions that would result in workers losing their jobs. It further says that it is in “constructive negotiations” with the union. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit! According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air… .. To my mind, handling this situation well may be a significant win at a time when ethical investing is on the rise. It is no coincidence then, that the BT share price has managed to remain elevated in recent times. In fact, over the past three months, its share price has risen some 25%. Over the last year, it is up 69%. It has fallen some 8% from the one-year highs it saw late last month, but it is still sitting on some pretty big increases. In fact, since the last time I wrote about the stock in May, its share price is up 9%. New investments in BT I think the best may yet come for the stock, though. It is optimistic about its future performance and will also start paying dividends again. Its mobile network and broadband are making progress. Notably, Openreach, its subsidiary focusing on the cable network for its broadband services, has received investor attention. Patrick Drahi, who also owns the French telecom multinational Altice, has just made an investment in BT. He has expressed faith in the potential of the network. He has also said “Altice has a long and highly successful record of effectively operating national fibre and mobile networks in a number of countries…R21;. This may well turn out to be a good deal for BT, then. BT’s own top management has also been buying up shares in the company. This is often a good sign in my view, that endorses the company’s potential. What’s next for BT? However, whether BT is able to become a stock that consistently sees an increase in value remains to be seen. For years before the pandemic, its share price had been falling because of consistently weakening performance. I think that for a genuine turnaround, this trend will need to be reversed. If it can do so, I think BT has a lot going for it. Mobile and Internet connectivity will only grow over time. Broadband, in particular, is of high priority for the government too, which can help in generating demand for the company’s network. I bought the stock a while ago. And I intend to continue holding it.
nige co: With expected cost savings of £1B in years 2023 & 2024 then increasing to £2B from 2025 onwards, you can see what's going to happen to the share price?? I intend re assessing BT at 300p, but I truly wouldn't be surprised to see a share price of 500p by year end of 2025. just my opinion of cause. DYOR.
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